Join Travelling Time on one of our escorted tours through Oklahoma!
Did you know ‘Oklahoma’ is a combination of Choctaw American Indian words meaning ‘red people’? This is significant, in that the state is home to no fewer than 39 Native American nations today. Proud peoples who hail from all over the North American continent. Chisholm Trail traverses the state on its way from Fort Worth, TX up to Dodge City, KS, and Oklahoma City’s Stockyards are home to the largest regular working cattle auction in North America – a ‘must visit’ on our escorted tour itineraries.
Five Fun Facts about Oklahoma!
1. Home to the original & longest driveable stretch of Route 66 at 400+ miles
2. This stretch of the Mother Road includes 2 great cities – Oklahoma City & Tulsa
3. Headquarters of 39 vibrant Native American nations
4. Cowboy life is alive and kickin’ in Oklahoma, from cattle ranches to rodeos
5. Music of all genres & down-home Food are big news in today’s Oklahoma
However, renowned artists and musicians may be Oklahoma’s true natural resource. Yes, the musical of the same name secured the first Gold Album Award in 1958, but many more names make Oklahoma a true music state. With some fantastic music venues and museums – Tulsa Oklahoma is home to not only the Tulsa Sound, but Leon Russell’s newly renovated Church Studio, Cain’s Ballroom, The Woody Guthrie Center and its latest addition – the Bob Dylan Centre is also open to the public!
Take one of our Escorted Tours through Oklahoma and learn how the historic music scene of this great State shaped the soundtrack of American music.
Some well-known Musicians from Oklahoma
Blake Shelton ~ BJ Thomas ~ Carrie Underwood ~ Chet Baker ~ David Gates ~ Elvin Bishop ~ Garth Brooks ~ Hanson ~ Joe Diffie ~ Keith Anderson ~ Lee Hazlewood ~ Leon Russell ~ Reba McEntire ~ Toby Keith ~ Vince Gill ~ Wanda Jackson ~ Woody Guthrie